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Fashion Predictions for 2017

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Fashion
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Asha Pabla established a career in fashion design, working her way up from the position of sourcer at a textile manufacturer to that of a fashion designer for a popular women’s brand. In conjunction with her work as a designer, Asha Pabla follows major trends in the fashion industry.

With 2016 in the books, it’s time to look forward to the coming year in the fashion industry. A new year brings new trends. Here are four things to watch for in 2017 fashion.

One of the main trends to carry forward will be the heavy use of stripes in casual wear. Saks Fifth Avenue director Roopal Patel referred to stripes as the modern “white t-shirt” and predicts that the trend, which has been a hot one for nearly three years now, will continue to flourish in the upcoming year.

Brooke Jaffe, Bloomingdale’s ‎operating vice president and fashion director of women’s ready-to-wear, also sees casual wear as a big shaper of the industry this year. In her estimation, the “easy elegance” approach will continue to wield heavy influence in 2017, with athletic-themed pieces seeing more everyday wear among the fashion forward.

Fashion experts are also predicting a big change in jewelry and other accessories. With gold dominating the look for the past 10 years, they predict that the trend will shift to silver as 1990s fashion trends continue to resurface.

Another one of those 1990s trends (and previously a 1970s trend) making a big comeback is the platform shoe. Gucci’s rainbow platform was the designer’s most photographed shoe in 2016, and runways are already seeing more platforms in their ensembles.

Lincoln Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Balanchine’s Jewels

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Balanchine’s Jewels
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Asha Pabla managed quality control for businesses such as Miliken & Company, and later worked as a fashion designer for Liz Clairborne. During her free time, Asha Pabla enjoys taking in new shows and performances at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Based in New York City, the Lincoln Center leads the world in presenting high-quality artistic programs, including theater and ballet. The center also serves to educate the public in the performing arts and manages its Lincoln Center Campus.

The Lincoln Center announced its 2017 festival will commemorate the 50th anniversary of George Balanchine’s ballet, Jewels. The ballet focuses on three different styles, with the first act, Emeralds, highlighting French; second act, Rubies, focusing on the American Jazz Age; and closing act, Diamonds, dedicated to the grand beauty opulence of Russia. The Paris Opera Ballet, the New York City Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet will dance to represent each of their countries. Performances will take place July 20-23, 2017.